The Russian calendar

  1. On Russian calendars the days of the week are placed on the left side, not on the top row.
  2. The Russian week begins on Monday. Look at the example:
    понедельник18152229
    вторник29162330
    среда310172431
    четверг4111825
    пятница5121926
    суббота6132027
    воскресенье7142128
  3. To answer the question когда? with days of the week, we use the preposition в and the day of the week in the accusative case:
    В среду мы были дома.
    On Wednesday we were at home.
    В четверг мы смотрели телевизор.
    On Thursday we watched television.
  4. The names of the days of the week are not capitalized in Russian.